2019 SHOW DATES Friday May 31, 9 AM - 5 PM Saturday June 1, 9 AM - 5 PM Sunday June 2, 10 AM - 4 PM
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SHOW ADDRESS Gordon Field House RIT Campus 1 Lomb Memorial Drive Rochester, NY
Genesee Valley QuiltFest - Genesee Valley Quilt Club 2018

  2019 GVQC Raffle Quilt

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Proceeds from the sale of tickets for the 2019 Raffle Quilt will benefit two local charities,  SewGreen@Rochester  and Experience FiberArt, Inc. SewGreen@Rochester     is    an    organization    whose     mission    is    to    combine    sewing,    self-sufficiency,    and sustainability…   and   everyone   wins.      Founded   in   2015,   SewGreen@Rochester   carries   out   a   dual   mission:   1)     to   increase   the   self-sufficiency   of   Rochester’s   young   people   and   adults   by   teaching   them   the   skills   of sewing,   knitting   and   needlework,   and   supplying   the   tools   and   materials   they   need   at   low   to   no   cost.     Through classes,   camps,   programs,   rental   of   space   and   equipment,   and   sales   of   fabric   and   sewing   supplies   donated by   the   community,   SewGreen@Rochester   provides   everything   area   residents   need   to   learn   to   sew.      2)      To rescue   and   reuse   fabric,   sewing   machines,   and   all   kinds   of   sewing,   knitting   and   needlework   materials   to extend   their   usefulness   and   keep   them   out   of   landfills.      Contact   person:      Deacon   Georgia   Carney,   438   West Main Street, Rochester, NY  14608  website:  www.sewgreenrochester.org E xperience   FiberArt,   Inc    firmly   believes   that   fiber   in   its   many   forms   transcends   the   bridge from   well   enjoyed   crafts   to   art.   It’s   exciting   to   view   an   exhibit   featuring   fiber   as   the chosen medium, each art piece telling a story, sharing a thought. Experience   FiberArt   has   offered   a   variety   of   exhibits   over   several   years   beginning   with   The   Art   Quilt   Experience    a   juried,   international   exhibit   in Cazenovia NY. Fiber   art   is   often   designed   to   be   provocative   and   to   generate   conversations.   The   recent   Urban   Murmurs    and   Global   Murmurs    exhibits   found   artists celebrating   success,   hopes   and   dream   while   others   explored   the   darker   elements.   We   also   hosted   exhibits   featuring   local   artists   in   2017; Whence   We   Came    by   RAFA   and   Telephone   by   Fiberistas.   Exhibits   scheduled   for   2018   include   hosting   Threads   of   Resistance,    a   traveling   exhibit curated by nationally recognized quilt artists and It’s All Relative , an open call for entries. Community   Outreach   is   vital   to   healthy   relationships   and   Experience   FiberArt   is   actively   involved   in   a   series   of   after   school   programs   at   various   city libraries   introducing   digital   fiber   art   to   interested   children.   Experience   FiberArt   plans   to   use   the   funds   from   the   2019   GVQC   raffle   quilt   to   support community   outreach   by   purchasing   materials,   sponsoring   a   Quilt   Walk   and   supporting   additional   exhibits.   Contact   person:      Julie   Brandon, Experiencing FiberArt Inc.,1 East Main Street, Rochester, NY  14614  website: www.experiencefiberart.com
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Each   block   of   this   quilt   is   essentially   its   own   miniature   quilt.      More   than   80 GVQC   members   constructed   a   10-inch   block   of   cotton   fabrics,   and   quilted it   on   silk   batting.      Each   of   these   blocks   was   then   individually   bound,   and securely   stitched   together   around   a   20-inch   center   block   made   by   club member    Christine    Wickert.        The    blocks    feature    piecing,    appliqué,    and embroidery   as   well   as   hand   or   machine   quilting.   Many   different   large   scale chintz-like   fabrics   on   the   back   make   the   reverse   of   this   quilt   as   rich   and exciting   as   the   front.      The   border   is   a   “penny   rug,”   incorporating   many   of 19th century reproduction fabrics used in the blocks. Raffle   tickets   will   be   available   for   $1.00   each   starting   December   1,   2018   and available at the show. All   proceeds   from   the   sale   of   the   raffle   tickets   will   benefit   two   not-for-profit charities:       Sew       Green@Rochester       (sewgreenrochester.org)       and ExPERIENCE FIBERArt, Inc. ( experiencefiberart.com ).  Raffle   drawing   will   be   held   on   Sunday,   June   2,   2019   at   RIT’s   Gordon   Field House.  You need not be present to win.  Please    help    support    fiber    arts    in    the    greater    Rochester    community    by purchasing    tickets    from    GVQC    members    and    at    the    Genesee    Valley QuiltFest quilt show.
“Genesee Valley Friendship Quilt” Approximately 91” x 91”
Pot Holder Raffle Quilt Block by Chris Wickert
2019 SHOW DATES
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ADDRESS Gordon Field House RIT Campus 1 Lomb Memorial Dr. Rochester , NY
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Genesee Valley QuiltFest - Genesee Valley Quilt Club 2018
Proceeds from the sale of tickets for the 2019 Raffle Quilt will benefit two local charities,  SewGreen@Rochester and Experience FiberArt, Inc. SewGreen@Rochester is an organization whose mission is to combine sewing, self-sufficiency, and sustainability… and everyone wins.  Founded in 2015, SewGreen@Rochester carries out a dual mission: 1)  to increase the self-sufficiency of Rochester’s young people and adults by teaching them the skills of sewing, knitting and needlework, and supplying the tools and materials they need at low to no cost.  Through classes, camps, programs, rental of space and equipment, and sales of fabric and sewing supplies donated by the community, SewGreen@Rochester provides everything area residents need to learn to sew.  2)  To rescue and reuse fabric, sewing machines, and all kinds of sewing, knitting and needlework materials to extend their usefulness and keep them out of landfills.  Contact person:  Deacon Georgia Carney, 438 West Main Street, Rochester, NY  14608  website:  www.sewgreenrochester.org Experience FiberArt, Inc firmly believes that fiber in its many forms transcends the bridge from well enjoyed crafts to art. It’s exciting to view an exhibit featuring fiber as the chosen medium, each art piece telling a story, sharing a thought. Experience FiberArt has offered a variety of exhibits over several years beginning with The Art Quilt Experience a juried, international exhibit in Cazenovia NY. Fiber art is often designed to be provocative and to generate conversations. The recent Urban Murmurs and Global Murmurs  exhibits found artists celebrating success, hopes and dream while others explored the darker elements. We also hosted exhibits featuring local artists in 2017; Whence We Came by RAFA and Telephone by Fiberistas. Exhibits scheduled for 2018 include hosting Threads of Resistance, a traveling exhibit curated by nationally recognized quilt artists and It’s All Relative, an open call for entries. Community Outreach is vital to healthy relationships and Experience FiberArt is actively involved in a series of after school programs at various city libraries introducing digital fiber art to interested children. Experience FiberArt plans to use the funds from the 2019 GVQC raffle quilt to support community outreach by purchasing materials, sponsoring a Quilt Walk and supporting additional exhibits. Contact person:  Julie Brandon, Experiencing FiberArt Inc.,1 East Main Street, Rochester, NY  14614  website: www.experiencefiberart.com
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“Genesee Valley Friendship Quilt” Approximately 91” x 91”
Each block of this quilt is essentially its own miniature quilt.  More than 80 GVQC members constructed a 10-inch block of cotton fabrics, and quilted it on silk batting.  Each of these blocks was then individually bound, and securely stitched together around a 20-inch center block made by club member Christine Wickert.  The blocks feature piecing, appliqué, and embroidery as well as hand or machine quilting. Many different large scale chintz-like fabrics on the back make the reverse of this quilt as rich and exciting as the front.  The border is a “penny rug,” incorporating many of 19th century reproduction fabrics used in the blocks. Raffle tickets will be available for $1.00 each starting December 1, 2018 and available at the show. All proceeds from the sale of the raffle tickets will benefit two not-for-profit charities: Sew Green@Rochester (sewgreenrochester.org) and ExPERIENCE FIBERArt, Inc. (experiencefiberart.com).  Raffle drawing will be held on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at RIT’s Gordon Field House.  You need not be present to win.  Please help support fiber arts in the greater Rochester community by purchasing tickets from GVQC members and at the Genesee Valley QuiltFest quilt show.
Pot Holder Raffle Quilt Block by Chris Wickert
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